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Brean Leisure Park

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Brean Leisure Park has over 30 rides and attractions, including roller coasters such as dark ride, Astro Storm, Shockwave - the giant looping rollercoaster and favourites such as river boat rides, roundabouts, waltzers, mini coasters and dodgems. There are also gentler rides such as pony rides for young children.

Avon Ski & Action Centre (Mendips Snowsports)

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The Centre has qualified, experienced and friendly instructors, a challenging 165 metre dry slope and a tobogganing slope, all set in a scenic woodland setting on the edge of the Mendip Hills.

The centre has a range of other activities including: Archery, Climbing and Abseiling, 4x4 driving, Power kiting, Mountain boarding, Air rifle and Orienteering. The activities can be combined in an 'Action Day'.

Explore @ Bristol

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Explore @ Bristol is a place where science is brought to life. The centre has hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium. Some of the activities include walking through a tornado and covering yourself in a giant soap bubble!

Noahs Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Farm Park is one of the things to do in Somerset for kids

Noahs Ark Zoo Farm is a unique zoo / working farm just outside Bristol with over 100 species of big zoo animals. The zoo enables visitors to get plenty of hands on experience; feeding, holding and stroking a variety of animals including lambs, camels, deer, goats, reptiles and llamas. There are 12 indoor and outdoor adventure play areas for suitable for all ages.  

Bristol Zoo

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Bristol zoo has 9 animal houses so is a great place even on rainy days. Regular daily events include talks with keepers, animal encounters and feeding time. Planning your visit will help you see as many scheduled events as possible.

Places to Visit in Somerset

Wookey Hole

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A visit to the cave system includes a guided tour. The caves contain storage for the famous Cheddar cheese. Outside there is a Fairy garden, dinosaur trail, Circus museum, paper making demonstrations, a show, small hall of mirrors and a crazy golf course. The exhibit even has a hotel with a roof shaped like a witches hat.

Check out the hotel prices as it did include free tickets to the attraction on our visit and may be the best way of visiting. Great day out for kids.

Cheddar Gorge and Cave

Cheddar GorgeInside the cave at Cheddar Gorge

Explore Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns.

This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing. It is a great day out for families, nature and history lovers, and outdoor adventurers.

Cave entrance in Cheddar Gorge in Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the flying arm of the Royal Navy. There are 4 main halls plus a gallery. The halls are for early developments, World War Two, Aircraft Carrier experience and Special planes including the first British Concorde. The gallery contains a number of exhibitions.

SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain was the worlds first great ocean liner and you can go aboard to experience all the sights, sounds and smells, Stroll on the decks and take in the views and the sounds of animals and general bustle of the ship preparing to set sail. On the the dockside cargo, cases and crates are waiting to be loaded. The whole atmosphere that you would have experienced has been recreated for you to enjoy.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The link between the Clifton Suspension bridge and the SS Great Britain above is that they were both engineered by Isambard Brunel.

Roman Bath & Pump House

Roman Bath and Pump House in BathInside Roman Baths and Pump House in Bath

Visitors can see the Baths and Museum but cannot enter the water.

The water that flows through the Roman Baths is considered unsafe for bathing, partly due to its having passed through the still-functioning original lead pipes

 An audio guide is available in several languages.

The Royal Crescent - Bath

The Royal Crescent in Bath

The Royal Crescent contains 30 houses, one of which is the Royal Crescent Hotel. Number 1, Royal Crescent has been restored to its original condition and is open to the public.

Pulteney Bridge - Bath

Pulteney Bridge in Bath

Pulteney Bridge is one of only four bridges in the world with shops across the full span on both sides. It is now one of the best-known buildings in a city famed for its Georgian architecture.

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral



Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Barrington Court

Barrington Court

Bishops Palace in Somerset

Bishops Palace

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Walking, Cycling and Riding in Somerset

Somerset has a number of areas of outstanding natural beauty. Popular places to explore are the Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills; Exmoor National park; the Coastal path.

Map of Somerset

Theatre Tickets

Bristol Hippodrome

O2 Academy Bristol

Octagon Theatre - Yeovil

Playhouse Theatre - Weston-supermare

Bath Forum

Bridgewater Arts Centre

Memorial Theatre - West Frome

 Brewhouse Theatre - Taunton

Tobacco Factory Theatre - Bristol

St George's - Bristol

Bath Pavillion

Bath Komedia

Wickham Theatre - Bristol

Arnolfini - Bristol

Things to do in Somerset

Butlins Live Music Weekends - Minehead

Across the Minehead Live Music Weekends, you will find a fantastic range of breaks catering for all tastes and a guaranteed line-up of some of the biggest names in music, all included in the price. Set in landscaped gardens around two lakes, Parkview, Lakeview and Lakeside Chalets at Minehead all feature colourful decor and modern finishes. Available on selected breaks only.

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